Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary6 to send forth55 a stinking savour:55 [so doth] a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom [and] honour.
A wise man's heart [is] at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh6 by the way, his wisdom faileth [him], and he saith1 to every one [that] he [is] a fool.
If the spirit of the ruler6 rise up4 against thee, leave55 not thy place; for yielding pacifieth55 great offences.
There is an evil [which] I have seen1 under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth6 from the ruler:
Folly is set8 in great dignity, and the rich sit4 in low place.
I have seen1 servants upon horses, and princes walking6 as servants upon the earth.
He that diggeth6 a pit shall fall4 into it; and whoso breaketh6 an hedge, a serpent shall bite4 him.
Whoso removeth56 stones shall be hurt11 therewith; [and] he that cleaveth6 wood shall be endangered11 thereby.
If the iron be blunt,14 and he do not whet43 the edge, then must he put17 to more strength: but wisdom [is] profitable to direct.53
Surely the serpent will bite4 without enchantment; and a babbler 1167 is no better.
The words of a wise man's mouth [are] gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up17 himself.
The beginning of the words of his mouth [is] foolishness: and the end of his talk [is] mischievous madness.
A fool also is full55 of words: a man cannot tell4 what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell55 him?
The labour of the foolish wearieth17 every one of them, because he knoweth1 not how to go2 to the city.
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king [is] a child, and thy princes eat4 in the morning!
Blessed [art] thou, O land, when thy king [is] the son of nobles, and thy princes eat4 in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
By much slothfulness the building decayeth;11 and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.4
A feast is made6 for laughter, and wine maketh merry:17 2416 but money answereth4 all [things].
Curse17 not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse17 not the rich in thy bedchamber: 4904 for a bird of the air shall carry55 the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell55 the matter.